MARIETTA, Ga. – Members of Civil Air Patrol’s Marietta Air Museum Cadet Squadron held a Spirit Night on Thursday, courtesy of the generous folks at the Chick-Fil-A at Macland Crossing. Nearly every member of the squadron attended, raising awareness of Civil Air Patrol and Wreaths Across America.
Wreaths Across America is an international effort, mostly by volunteers, to remember and honor the sacrifices made by American veterans during the Christmas season. Members in communities across the country, and in many places around the globe, turn out every December in a massive event that simultaneously lays fresh Christmas wreaths at the resting place of every American veteran in every National Cemetery. It’s truly a sight you have to see yourself in order to understand its beauty. But manufacturing so many thousands of wreaths takes a lot of money.
With 30 members in attendance, MariettaCAP members shared the story and hope of Wreaths Across America with an estimated hundreds of members in the community. Inspired eaters donated money for wreaths, placing bills in a combat boot symbolizing the sacrifices our men and women in uniform have made and continue to make for our freedoms.
A special thanks is owed to Zach Thomas and his managers on duty, Byron, Bing and Destiny. Because of their input and the excellence of their employees, the night was so successful that Chick-Fil-A is donating a portion of all sales between 5-8pm to Marietta Air Museum Cadet Squadron to support purchasing more wreaths to be laid at the Georgia National Cemetery on December 12th.
Marietta Air Museum Cadet Squadron would like to thank the Macland Crossing Chick-Fil-A team for their support of our program and the memory of our veterans! MariettaCAP will be holding another Spirit Night at the same location on Friday, November 20th. Find out more or donate today at mariettacap.org/wreaths!